ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and Clear Springs alum Marcus Johnson will be a part of a trade that will send Seattle Seahawks star defensive end Michael Bennett to Philadelphia.
Schefter reports that Seattle will receive Johnson and a fifth-round draft pick in exchange for Bennett and a seventh-round pick. The trade won’t become official until the first day of the NFL’s new year, March 14.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that part of what motivated the trade of Bennett, who has been outspoken on social justice issues, was that the Seahawks wanted their locker room to be a “little quieter.”
A Pro Bowler the last three seasons, Bennett, an Alief Taylor and Texas A&M alum, recorded 8.5 sacks for the Seahawks last season and has a total of 54 sacks in nine NFL seasons.
A part of a deep receiver group, Johnson played sparingly in his first full season with the Eagles last year, recording five receptions for 45 yards.